NEWS

Son of murdered Limerick gang boss back in prison

Son of murdered Limerick gang boss back in prison

by Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie THE son of a murdered Limerick gangland boss surrendered to Gardaí last weekend when he was returned to the Midlands Prison on foot of a Supreme Court ruling that he was not entitled to parole granted by the High Court. Eddie Ryan Jnr (31) with a previous address at Kileely was […]

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Limerick Garda station will fly the rainbow flag

Limerick Garda station will fly the rainbow flag

by Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie HENRY Street Garda station will be a bit more colourful this weekend when the Limerick divisional headquarters becomes one of the first Garda station’s in the country to fly the Rainbow flag in support of this year’s Gay Pride festival. Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan said that the decision to fly the […]

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“We didn’t come here to be put in prison”

“We didn’t come here to be put in prison”

 THEY have survived warzones and religious or political persecution, and left behind loved ones to come to Ireland in search of a safe haven. But, instead of the new beginning they dreamed of, some of the asylum seekers who arrived here have found themselves living in hostels under the direct provision system for more than […]

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BREAKING NEWS

€200,000 worth of heroin seized after double house raid

€200,000 worth of heroin seized after double house raid

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie HEROIN valued in the region of €200,000 has been discovered at houses in Meelick and in Killaloe on Tuesday night last. Gardai from the Limerick Divisional Drugs Unit, operating on a foot of a warrant, searched the two houses at around 10pm where the discoveries were made. The significant seizure of heroin […]

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Family lost in woods found through phone GPS tracking

Family lost in woods found through phone GPS tracking

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie GPS tracking from a mobile phone used to call emergency services saved the day for a family of five trapped in Cratloe Woods on Monday night. The alarm was raised when the family were unable to make their way out of the woods having slipped off the trail. Trapped, a call was […]

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Limerick officials meet their watery fate in #icebucketchallenge

Limerick officials meet their watery fate in #icebucketchallenge

LIMERICK’s most senior council officials, and our first citizen, have been the latest additions to meet their watery fate after Manager Conn Murray, Cathaoirleach Kevin Sheahan and Mayor Michael Sheahan took their Ice Bucket Challenge dousing at the steps of City Hall. All in aid of IMNDA, staff at council buildings have pledged a €2,000 donation to see […]

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SPORT

Limerick FC hammered at home

Limerick FC hammered at home

Limerick FC 0-4 Derry City LIMERICK FC’s recent improvement came to an abrupt end at Thomond Park on Monday night as Derry City romped to an easy 4-0 win, with goals from Patrick McEleney, Michael Duffy, Philip Lowry and Ryan Curran. The visitors looked the more threatening side right from the off, with Limerick struggling to create […]

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Drogheda prove too strong for Ballynanty Rovers

Drogheda prove too strong for Ballynanty Rovers

Ballynanty Rovers 0-4 Drogheda United BALLYNANTY Rovers exited the FAI Ford Cup at the last 16 stage after being outclassed by SSE Airtricity League Premier Division side Drogheda United at the Fairgreen on Sunday afternoon. Two first half goals from Gavan Holohan were followed by a second half brace from Gary O’Neill as last season’s […]

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Limerick athletes take off for Transplant Games

Limerick athletes take off for Transplant Games

SEVEN athletes from Limerick and the Mid West flew to Poland last weekend to represent Ireland in the European Transplant & Dialysis Sports Championships. John Loftus (Clarina), Madeline Donaghy (Knocklong), Richard Costello (Limerick city), Thomas Doherty (Bruff), Mary Sheehan (Parteen), Eoghan O’Neill (Newmarket-on-Fergus) and Marie O’Connor (Lahinch) are among the 34-strong Irish team competing in Krakow […]

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LIFESTYLE

Win Tickets: Tommy Tiernan

Win Tickets: Tommy Tiernan

TOMMY TIERNAN’S World Tour of Limerick reaches its conclusion in September with three shows in the county. Tommy performs at Fitzgerald’s Woodlands Hotel, Adare on September 4; Bulgaden Castle, Kilmallock on September 5; Devon Inn, Templeglantine on September 6. To win a pair of tickets tell us which venue you would like to attend for […]

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Aoide’s fascination

Aoide’s fascination

By Rose Rushe THE Lisnagry based opera singer and music school director, Owen Gilhooly. is gathering vocal chords and harmonies for a new choir, Aoide (pronounced Ay-oh-dee). This is an adult corps intended for “all voices and abilities”. Gilhooly established his Mid-West Vocal Academy in the area and its wide catchment has introduced him to […]

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Giant worth €30 million to city of Limerick

Giant worth €30 million to city of Limerick

THE JOURNEY of the Royal de Luxe Giant will be worth around €30 million to Limerick city shops restaurants and accommodation providers, it has been predicted. At a press conference to meet the creative genius behind the giants, Jean-Luc Ciurcoult, City of Culture Director, Mike Fitzpatrick, said that city traders “can expect a bonanza and […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Win Tickets: Tommy Tiernan

Win Tickets: Tommy Tiernan

TOMMY TIERNAN’S World Tour of Limerick reaches its conclusion in September with three shows in the county. Tommy performs at Fitzgerald’s Woodlands Hotel, Adare on September 4; Bulgaden Castle, Kilmallock on September 5; Devon Inn, Templeglantine on September 6. To win a pair of tickets tell us which venue you would like to attend for […]

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Aoide’s fascination

Aoide’s fascination

By Rose Rushe THE Lisnagry based opera singer and music school director, Owen Gilhooly. is gathering vocal chords and harmonies for a new choir, Aoide (pronounced Ay-oh-dee). This is an adult corps intended for “all voices and abilities”. Gilhooly established his Mid-West Vocal Academy in the area and its wide catchment has introduced him to […]

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RDS National Craft and Student Award shows bookend Limerick

RDS National Craft and Student Award shows bookend Limerick

by Rose Rushe DUBLIN based RDS is more usually thought of as a venue. In fact, the Royal Dublin Society is a philanthropic organisation, comprised of members and dedicated since the 1730s to “improve Ireland’s economic condition by promoting the development of Agriculture, Arts, Industry and Science”. Hence the establishment of the RDS Craft and […]

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PHOTOS

The Giants Journey to Limerick

The Giants Journey to Limerick

In less than six weeks’ time, the biggest event of Limerick City Culture 2014 ‘The Giants Journey’ will take place 5th, 6th and 7th September . It will be the single biggest event in Limerick since the Pope visited in 1979 with over 100,000 visitors. Today the huge giant Grandmother that will be live on Limerick’s city streets […]

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#Gallery Foynes Air Show

#Gallery Foynes Air Show

Related posts: Foynes air-show spectacular An estimated 15,000 plus people are expected to flock to… Foynes air show to highlight Limerick aviation legacy FOYNES is set to stage one of Ireland’s most spectacular… Art Gallery ideal for polling -Leddin THE City Gallery of Art on Pery Square should be… Those who see – Michael Warren […]

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Special Olympics Limerick Opening Ceremony in Pictures

Special Olympics Limerick Opening Ceremony in Pictures

Crowds basked in glorious sunshine as 1,500 athletes representing every county in Ireland paraded through Limerick city centre led by the 40 strong Special Olympics Torch Run team. The athletes were cheered by thousands of people who lined the parade route along O’Connell Street as it made its way up to the People’s Park for […]

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Other Recent Stories

Son of murdered Limerick gang boss back in prison

Son of murdered Limerick gang boss back in prison

| August 27, 2014

by Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie THE son of a murdered Limerick gangland boss surrendered to Gardaí last weekend when he was returned to the Midlands Prison on foot of a Supreme Court ruling that he was not entitled to parole granted by the High Court. Eddie Ryan Jnr (31) with a previous address at Kileely was […]

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Win Tickets: Tommy Tiernan

Win Tickets: Tommy Tiernan

| August 27, 2014

TOMMY TIERNAN’S World Tour of Limerick reaches its conclusion in September with three shows in the county. Tommy performs at Fitzgerald’s Woodlands Hotel, Adare on September 4; Bulgaden Castle, Kilmallock on September 5; Devon Inn, Templeglantine on September 6. To win a pair of tickets tell us which venue you would like to attend for […]

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Aoide’s fascination

Aoide’s fascination

| August 27, 2014

By Rose Rushe THE Lisnagry based opera singer and music school director, Owen Gilhooly. is gathering vocal chords and harmonies for a new choir, Aoide (pronounced Ay-oh-dee). This is an adult corps intended for “all voices and abilities”. Gilhooly established his Mid-West Vocal Academy in the area and its wide catchment has introduced him to […]

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Limerick Garda station will fly the rainbow flag

Limerick Garda station will fly the rainbow flag

| August 27, 2014

by Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie HENRY Street Garda station will be a bit more colourful this weekend when the Limerick divisional headquarters becomes one of the first Garda station’s in the country to fly the Rainbow flag in support of this year’s Gay Pride festival. Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan said that the decision to fly the […]

Continue Reading

“We didn’t come here to be put in prison”

“We didn’t come here to be put in prison”

| August 27, 2014

 THEY have survived warzones and religious or political persecution, and left behind loved ones to come to Ireland in search of a safe haven. But, instead of the new beginning they dreamed of, some of the asylum seekers who arrived here have found themselves living in hostels under the direct provision system for more than […]

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